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Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be two of the areas of emphasis at Hannover Messe in Hannover Germany on April 1-5. Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Lean Maintenance March 1, 2019

Hannover Messe focuses on AI, machine learning

Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra
Scott Barker, marketing leader with Quincy Compressors. Courtesy: Quincy Compressors
Lean Maintenance February 28, 2019

A new way to calculate compressed air efficiency

Upcoming DOE standards will require new testing

By Scott Barker
Average manufacturing salaries by region were up in 2018 compared to 2017, which has helped bolster general worker confidence in spite of uncertainties in the industry. Courtesy: CFE Media
Lean Maintenance February 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 18-24

Articles about 2018 Salary Survey findings, conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, and cybersecurity questions to ask during the digital transformation process were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media
Lean Maintenance February 18, 2019

2018 Salary Survey: Skilled worker shortage, challenges

Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.

By Bob Vavra
Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.
Lean Maintenance February 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data's role in manufacturing's future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
CFE Media file photo
Lean Maintenance February 11, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 4-10

Articles about the top plant winner, blockchain benefits, future plant designs, data's role in manufacturing's future, and asset assessments were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.
Lean Maintenance February 8, 2019

Conveyor maintenance delivers reliability

A mix of strategies can keep the supply chain operating effectively

By Kate Nadeau
The multiple business benefits of the smart factory range from a more efficient, agile, and transparent manufacturing process to a connected ecosystem that leads to greater bottom line efficiencies and a safer workplace. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Lean Maintenance February 6, 2019

Future plant design links data, operations

Manufacturers are ready to invest in next-gen digital production.

By Dr. Keshab Panda
Toyota Kata's approach to Lean manufacturing focuses on instructional drills and developing skills, which is different from the common approach to Lean. Courtesy: AME
Lean Maintenance February 4, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 28 to February 3

Articles about the top plant winner, clean water, modern warehouse innovations, Toyota Kata's benefits, and ERP testing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 28 to February 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
CFE Media file photo
Lean Maintenance February 1, 2019

Blockchain benefits for Lean manufacturing

Blockchain can provide benefits to larger manufacturers looking to improve their Lean operations and reduce waste.

By Becky Morgan